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time? the george w. bush presidency was a really bad time. and not just if you were a liberal and you disagreed with george w. bush, just if you were an american, the george w. bush presidency, the bush/cheney years were bad years for us as a country. the national ubunemployment rate went from a little over 4% when he took office to nearly 8% by the time he left. we went from a budget surplus of more than $200 billion to a budget deficit of more than a trillion dollars. after decades of u.s. household income climbing during the 1980s and 1990s, it fell off a cliff in the bush years. after poverty declined in the 1980s and declined in the 1990s, in the bush years, it went up. by the time he left office, 6 million more americans were added to the rolls of americans who didn't have health insurance. wall street in the bush years collapsed. the country was plunged into the worst depression since the great depression in the 1930s. the bush/cheney years were a disaster. they were also a series of embarrassments. remember when they were going to but harriet miers on the supreme court, bernie
's a reason george w. bush left office in january 2009 with the lowest approval rating for an outgoing president since galt started asking that question back in the 1930s. and frankly, the vice president, dick cheney, would have killed to get numbers that high. his approval rating was 13% when he left office. part of the headwind that john mccain had running in 2008, trying to run as a republican after george w. bush and dick janney was george w. bush and dick cheney. the country was happy to see them go for understandable reasons. four years after the bush/cheney administration, the new republican party nominee, mitt romney, has made precisely zero public appearanced with george w. bush or dick cheney. this is still the most interesting thing in american politics. the reconstruction of the republican party post-george w. bush and post-dick cheney is as yet incomplete and still the most interesting thing to watch. hot is the new republican party going to be after that? what is the new republican party leadership going to be after them? all of this has led to some very awkward moments o
at home, this is what president george w. bush's exit from the international stage looked like. >> so what if the guy threw a shoe at me? >> that happened during george w. bush's final trip to the two war zones he led america into as president. make no mistake, i certainly do not condone shoe throwing or any other kind of attempted assault or disrespect of a world leader for that matter. but the shoe throwing incident was sort of emblematic of bush era foreign policy. george w. bush did not play well with others on the international stage. and by the time he left office, his foreign policy agenda was deeply unpopular both overseas and at home. and that's where mitt romney's foray into foreign policy leadership comes in. with the modern disasters of his debut behind him, he granted an interview with an israeli newspaper ahead of his visit. the newspaper is part owned by billionaire donor sheldon adelson, so there's that. what is really important about the interview is that mitt romney, what mitt ram gnaw had to say about foreign policy. when asked about his response to the foreign response
of you folks in the political swamp. former president george w. bush said he had a good time but is never coming back. what he thinks he can do for mitt romney. >>> good morning from washington, d.c. it's wednesday, july 18th, 2012. this is the daily rundown. i'm luke russert, filling in for mr. chuck todd. let's get right to the first reads of the morning. mitt romney is aggressively trying to shift the spotlight off his bane background and unreleased tax returns, escalating a counter attack on the president, out with a new ad, continuing the line of attack of croneyism. >> where did all the obama stimulus money go, friends, donors, campaign supporters, special interest groups. >> romneyng thatucce ere partly education and infrastructure or as the president awkwardly put it, if you got a business, you didn't build that. >> to say that steve jobs didn't build apple, that henry ford didn't build ford motor, that -- that papa john didn't build papa john pizza, to say something like that is not just foolishness, it's insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in america. >> but romney'
to include the affluent and any renewal of the george w. bush era tax cuts. people out there in the country, as you mentioned, are trying to get a job. they see the immense challenges this nation faces. why is congress once again going to the bitter end on partisan issues at the expense of the american people? >> well, i'm ready to work to get people back to work. when bernanke was on capitol hill yesterday he said congress should act quickly to pull the united states back from the -- looking into the abyss with this fiscal cliff. yet the person who threw down the gauntlet was patty murray, leader of the democratic party, who said i would rather go over the cliff. that's what she said, she would rather go over the cliff in terms of what's happening with taxes. i think we should not raise taxes on anyone. the president agreed two years ago we shouldn't raise taxes on anyone in economic times like these, but the economy, luke, is worse now than it was two years ago. so, if it was a bad idea then, it is a worse idea now. i want to keep the tax rates as they are for at least a year, when we can
the previous president, george w. bush, who openly shunned any invitations to the naacp convention. but there was one moment where mitt romney delivered an actual policy position. the reception, that was not very warm. >> if our goal is jobs, we have to stop spending over a trillion dollars more than we take in every year. and so to do that, i'm going to eliminate every non-essential expensive program i can find. that includes obamacare, and i'm going to work to reform and save -- [ boos ] >> 14 seconds. that's how long mitt romney was booed for saying he will repeal obamacare. reporters on the scene said the reaction was stunning. >> i have not heard that kind of sustained booing for mitt romney during the course of this campaign up until what happen today at the naacp. i don't think it really is sort of overstating it. this was perhaps one of the most negative reactions mitt romney has had in the course of his 2012 presidential campaign. >> after the speech, romney said he expected to be booed by the crowd. he told fox news the crowd was with him more than they were against him.
can't get below that. i think maybe george w. bush at one point came close. so how do we square the historians immediately in your great category where is the voters were essentially saying he's ineligible for rehire? well, history is looking at the overall record, which is highly accessible. i would say her road trip you look at first term because he made the agonizing decision to save nearly american lines. he presided over america's role in fostering the united nations. he was the president under containment which saved western europe from soviet aggression also miss him that was poised with 1.3 million troops. he frosted the market plan, brought about the national security act of 1947 and created the defense department and other things. he successfully made it transition from the wartime economy and he made the momentous decision to read about how we made the decision and all the adviser said you can't say. you'll have to get country and give up on berlin. absolutely heroic. all that i just described happen in the first term. the second term was really quite mediocre. he did
fagan, former george w. bush aide and political director. i will tell you two things. 46-46 in gallup among registered voters could be obama's number. 46%. in incumbents are below 50 that could be the number he gets. in other words, a landslide against him. number two, under all the numbers is the economy. that's going to decide the election. that's where the independents are going to break. what do you think? am i right? >> i think you're right. the problem for the president is that this uptick in unemployment is coming at the exact worst time for him. what we see in the numbers, i believe, is that mitt romney is lower than he should be for a couple of reasons. he isn't well known by the public. that will happen at the convention. [ laughter ] >> okay. >> second, he has to put definition on his economic plan. he does those things and the race will break open. >> okay. keith boykin, you're laughing. i love it when you laugh. we love humor on the show. but everybody in the country knows barack obama. if he's still at 46%, what does that tell you, keith? >> first of all, mitt romney has
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's a pattern here. there's a history of barack obama released 12 years. george w. bush released eight years of tax returns. bill clinton eight years. ronald reagan at least six years. romney -- willard romney, just two years. even his father when he was running for president, george romney, released 12 years. so it's the appearance that you're not being transparent. >> right. what's really remarkable about this is that mitt romney very well could become president and he could do it while going through less of a vetting than his own nominees will go through. you know, you can't be a deputy assistant secretary at the department of transportation giving up the amount of information that he's giving up. so -- and i don't think he's going to be able to get away with only releasing this one year. but we don't know what's in those returns. maybe he made the calculation what's in those returns is so damaging politically to him he'd rather take this heat. maybe he took some tax amnesty a couple years ago and that's why he doesn't want to do it. >> but, ryan, when you look at that and i'm stepping on
, well i did it for ford in '76, but then again for george w. bush in 2000. i had a couple calls from prominent politicians who would say it would help me in my race back home if i was on the list. you are on the list. then somebody could leak the fact that they were on the list. but that was the big list. it was easy to get on the big list. the tough part is the small list. the one that is really under active consideration. and the test to get on the small list has to be is this person capable of being president of the united states. that's usually a very, very short list. >> what about the other considerations? can you bring a state? can you -- reach out to a specific demographic, woman, hispanic? >> those are important issues. but they should never be allowed to override the first proposition. and i think that, that was one of the problems mccain had. i like governor palin. i have met her the i know her. she is an attractive candidate. but based on her background she had only been governor for two years. i don't think she passed that test. >> being ready? >> being ready to take ove
real housewives"." how much. >>> some hollywood love for george w. bush from debra messing. she praised bush for his work against aids. >>> in a conference call, "newsweek" announced it may stop printing the magazine by the end of the year. established in 1933 and its stories, analysis and commentary will continue online. >>> roseanne barr went a little too far in a tweet criticizing chick-fil-a restaurants for opposing same-sex marriage. barr's tweet said in part that people who eat at chick-fil-a deserve to "get the cancer that is sure to come from eating torture-filled chickens." >>> hooere is your "first look"t how wall street is going to open the day. the dow opens up at 12,676. the s&p was down a fraction. the nasdaq fell eight. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei rose 77 points. >>> the worst news came from zynga, slashing its 2012 outlook and badly missed earnings estimates. it plunged as much as 40% after hours. investors fear a ripple effect for facebook when it delivers its first earnings report today, the social network, which gets 15% of its
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for the republican candidate including george h.w. bush, including bob dole. i've been involved now six presidential campaigns and now the seventh. it's great to see steve's results as an entrepreneur. i know he was great with john mccain. we used to talk about what he was up to back home. as he said, if you're an entrepreneur and you're a risk taker, you need a new business environment. part of that is going to be dictated by washington. right now with the taxes and regulations, healthcare cost, the uncertainty over energy, all the unpredictability in our economy, it's difficult to get people to take a risk and make an investment and do what steve has done. my dad is a small business guy who took a big risk and left his job and start his own business. later years i asked him whether he would do it again, he had so said i don't know. there's so much uncertainty out there. frankly you have a government in washington who don't seem to get it and it's making it difficult to create jobs. steve is concerned now. on monday i will be helping the romney victory effort in boston. i will be speaking at couple
romney. >> chip, this may be the positive side. president george w. bush grabbed 11% of voters in '04. mccain just got 4% in '08. when we're looking at governor romney and what he might be able to get is it that space that comes into play in the african-american vote? >> it is that space in the percentage and the space on the numbers. obviously in 2008, the african-american community, not only a big margin. they had a huge turnout because they were so excited to vote for barack obama the first time. you fast forward four years later and talk about the economy and some things that mitt romney has done and the turnout numbers may not be as large as sheer volume. percentages would probably be about the same. there's key states that could make a big difference. >> 40% of the new voters in '08 were african-americans. so the challenge here is you are intimating to get them back to the polls. >> it's going to be very hard to repeat that. >> april, chris, chip, thank you to all of you. >>> a clash over pay and vice president joe biden's hometown of scranton as the mayor cuts the pay of city worke
. >> in 2004 as george w. bush and john kerry wrapped up their campaigns, "democracy now!" spoke to the late legendary history howard zinn. he explained what he another sign a petition calling for people to vote for kerry in swing states. >> people should vote for kerry in swing states. the reason is this -- i am speaking not for everyone, but i would guess this is their thinking, certainly my thinking. and that is, i tietmeyer nader enormously. he stands high above these other candidates in terms of his morality and contributions of the country, but this election is the wrong place for him to put his great energy and talent. it is a waste of his stature to put all of his work that he has done into counting the votes in an election, which he cannot win anyway. and the bush administration is so dangerous. >> that was howard zinn talking about why people should vote for john kerry over ralph nader in 2004. dr. jill stein? >> that was then and this is now. let me say i think the last four years have been quite instructive to people, really the last 10 years there have been these campaigns of fe
carter, president reagan, president george h.w. bush, president clinton, president george w. bush. none of these presidents were treated like this, none of them were by either republicans or democrats. somehow this president is considered different. we have seen everyone from chief justice john roberts who was appointed by a republican president to the nonpartisan american bar association urging the senate to vote on qualified judicial nominees. they are able to administer justice for the american public. sadly, republicans insist on being the party of no. but the american people and the overburdened federal courts need qualified justices to administer justice in our federal courts, not the perpetuation of extended numerous vacancies. we extend the number of vacancies even as the population of this country increases. today, vacancies on the federal courts are more than two and a half times as many as they were on this day during the first term of president bush. today there are still 78 vacancies. there have been -- because of the delays caused by republicans, there has actually been an
president george w. bush and first lady laura bush starting off the second day in zambia at church. they went right to work after the service painting the inside of the health center they're renovating, the center will diagnose and treat women for cervical cancer and coffee to fight skin cancer? a study by researchers at brigham and women's hospital found out of 113,000 people, those who drank three or more cups a day had a 20% lower risk of the most common type of skin cancer. they believe that caffeine might kill off damaged skin cells. brian? >> all right, lie about being a police officer? you probably are going to go to jail. but lie about being a soldier? and the supreme court says that's ok. that's just free speech. so what about the soldiers who fight for our country think about that? joing is one of those guys who serves in the u.s. army national guard. so pete, it's ok for people to say i was in the army. i had two or three tours. i missed a few i.e.d.'s by a millimeter and that's now ok, correct? >> well, it's never ok and you talk to any vet across the board and when t
out in 2000 and 2004, i think george w. bush in 2000, would -- early in the campaign it seems to me, i remember him going to one inner city stop after another inner city stop and we were all scratching our heads why are they doing it, they weren't doing it to win votes in the inner city, they were doing it to win votes in the philadelphia suburbs. >> because in the philadelphia suburbs they like a compassionate conservative which mitt romney has proved he's not this campaign. >> has he proven that? >> those primaries, i -- i think did it. but on the theory that 90% of life is showing up, it was a good thing to go. a good thing he went. he had the opportunity to show the nonindependent voter that he wasn't going to go all wobbly. the people he's still going to protect are people like him. and he -- right there in the lion's den he said i'm not going to protect you. >> jon meacham, you talked about historical trends, we both talked about how this duopoly of parties that's been around for 150 years is sure to crack, for a lot of younger americans it may be hard to believe, but african-ame
way with a tax cut would have been the way george w. bush did. send you a check. then you know, i got a tax cut. they did it through the tax code, which is better economic policy because people tend to spend that then through to normal expenses. >> guess what? they didn't realize. >> they didn't pay attention to it. >>ary, i would like to show you the rest what the president said on this topic. take a listen to this. >> it's funny when i ran, everybody said, you can give a great speech, but can you actually manage the job? and then my first two years, i think the notion was, well, he's been juggling and managing a lot of stuff. but where is the story that tells us where he's going. >> ari, not being from this country, i'm having a hard time understanding what's so horrific about that. i thought having someone who is reflective, thoughtful and pensive is an asset for a position like president. but clearly not. >> i think it is. partly, he has to give an answer that doesn't self-indict the core of his policies. there's that game asset. i think this is true. storytelling isn't just about
came to washington-- you write about it-- some years ago, and met president george w. bush for the first time. and did that live down to your expectations? >> he lived... well, he was someone i wouldn't have voted for. his policies were not mine. but we came from the kennedy center awards, which was incredible honor, being a british person, i was bestowed this honor. and my partner and i, david, came, and we were so pleasantly surprised by george bush and his knowledge of aids. david and i and laura were social. they were so friendly and so courteous. and he was passionate about aids, and we had a ten-minute talk at the interval of a concert at the kennedy center about aids, and i was astonished about well-informed he was and his commitment to aids. and so it's the typical thing of don't judge a book by its cover until you've read the book. >> ifill: you are here in washington at this international aids conference, and you are also meeting people here on capitol hill about what they can do and what they can continue to do. do you find that government intervention is in the
services secretary under george w. bush, and former governor tommy thompson now running for the cites senate in his home state and full disclosure, i have endorsed his campaign for a lot of reasons i just shared with you. >> thank you very much, governor. >> mike: i want to begin right at the heart of this issue, you helped create the welfare reform movement by in an area in wisconsin, trying out the things that ended up working. other gorps said we'd like to do that, too. now we're seeing an attempt by the obama administration to make changes. i want you to first speak, what's the heart of what makes welfare reform work? >> the fact that people have to get up in the morning, go to work, and be able to get themselves out of poverty. i always told people you can't get out of poverty by not working and the welfares mothers responded in the state of wisconsin and across the country. always the responsibility for them, they had to have some skin in the game. and we would continue to provide for help for them and assistance, but they had to get up, look for a job and go out and get a job a
victim to safety. the story behind this escape. >> wow. >>> also this half hour, george w. bush opening up in a wide ranging interview. what does the former president mean when he says he crawled out of the swamp and he's not crawling back in. >> and later, iron mike tyson is hitting something new. the great white way. yes. you'll hear from the heavyweight legend getting ready for his broadway debut. stepping into a different kind of ring there. >> i just can't wait to see mike tyson at the tonys. he's going to be a big hit. get lots of awards for his performance. going to be something really, really nice out there. doing nice stuff. >> you do so many good impressions. >> i appreciate that. thank you kindly. we do get to serious news. >>> a big interview last night. george zimmerman says the events that unfolded the night he killed trayvon martin were part of what he says is god's plan. the former neighborhood watchman tells fox news he would not do anything differently that night. >> this is the first time zimmerman has spoken publicly about the shooting. he says he was not following m
's a fellow with the american enterprise institute and a former george w. bush speech writer. all right, guys. jay carney came out and said, well, he's got a lot on his plate. simon, you point out that 90% of the recommendations that the jobs council has already made to the president have, i guess, been implemented? is that the stat? >> yeah. there's a new report out last week that showed -- let's just remember what the jobs council was, right? lots of ceos and other leading officials. they met four times, they made a big report at the beginning of the year, 60 recommendations for the administration to follow. 54 have either been implemented or senate progress has been made. so i think it's done its job. there are six more meetings scheduled over the next 18 months, but for this year they wanted to get the recommendations out early in the year to affect the congressional process. the administration's been responsive to their actions and has made -- and i think we should be satisfied with the contribution the jobs council has made. meg here's my question to you then, marc. if the jobs council'
bring up a good point. he has the same daddy issues that george w. bush had. >> oh, god. >> and when he loses the election in november he is going to accuse his father for it. >> yep. yep. all right. god save us from rich white boys that have daddy issues. >> yeah, we have had enough of that. >> contrast obama's ability to ad lib and romney. these trees are the right size. >> do you have the same look on your face when you watch him on tv. i'm like what are you? >> just don't talk. >> we were saying i don't know how i'm going to get through the election because of the fact that he is so irritating. >> he is not authentic. >> yeah he is like the movie popcorn butter. he is like a human-like substance. >> it's yellow and oily -- >> it's like a chinese knockoff of a human. >> japanese robots that try to convey emotion, but they just don't quite do it. >> yeah, he is like he's an earlier version that they haven't perfected yet. >> yeah, he is like one of those early, early pringles. >> right. >> it seemed like space food. >> yeah, like space ice cream. >> they didn't find t
and clinton ad and point out even bush, george w. bush's ethics folks didn't have a problem with this. they think this is really just a distraction, it's not going to amount to anything. >> athena jones, live in washington, thank you very much. >> still on politics, celebrities are cutting a lot of checks in the race, more for the democrats but it's not all one sided. here's a list of celebrities that donated in may and june and include billy crystal, eddie murphy and morganfreeman with a $1 million donation. john rich, with $2500 and jerry bruk himer and wife with 25,000, scott baio, chachi and his wife with 12,000 and vince mcmahon with a $150,000 donation. >>> bp and drilling rig owner tra transocean failed to learn critical lessons before the deepwater horizon explosion in the gulf of mexico that is according to the chemical safety board, the two companies focused on reducing worker injuries rather than preventer disastrous well blowouts even though they vowed to implement new safety systems after 15 workers were killed in a refinery explosion in texas in 2005. >>> the water suppl
that development throughout the morning. >>> former president george w. bush used a rare interview to talk in depth about his post-presidential life. mr. bush told a think tank in dallas he would much rather focus on policy as opposed to politics. he called his eight years in the white house awesome and says he has no desire for fame or power anymore. >> i crawled out of the swamp, and i'm not crawling back in. and, you know, i'm interested in politics. i'm a serpt of mitt rsupporter romney. i hope he does well, but he doon well without me. >> the former president also said he wished his namesake tax cuts were no longer called the bush tax cuts. if they were anyone else's tax cuts there wouldn't be a debate about whether to let them expire. >>> as for the presidential race, mitt romney's campaign could be making an announcement any time now about the candidate's running mate. it's antrategic political decision. abc's jonathan karl reports on romney's new short list. >> reporter: who is he going to pick? that was the question to mitt romney again today. this time from a voter who wants a tea partier
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